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Scientific Publications Referencing IDT Products

Quick oligonucleotide assembly

Gibson D. (2009) Synthesis of DNA fragments in yeast by one-step assembly of overlapping oligonucleotides. Nucleic Acids Res, 37:6984–6990.

When producing large, synthetic genes it is frequently necessary to join many chemically synthesized DNA elements, which is often impossible with traditional blunt- and cohesive-end cloning methods. Dr Dan Gibson, at Synthetic Genomics Inc., is a pioneer in developing methods for assembling genes from pools of synthetic, single- and double-stranded DNA. In this article, Dr Gibson describes an interesting protocol for assembling high-fidelity Ultramer® Oligonucleotides with overlapping sequences into large constructs using Saccharomyces cerevisiae. The method can be used with both single- (Ultramer Oligonucleotides) and double-stranded DNA (IDT gBlocks® Gene Fragments). In the article, Isothermal Assembly: Quick, Easy Gene Construction, we discussed the more recently developed Gibson Assembly™ Method, which uses a unique enzyme mix to rapidly assemble large synthetic genes.